Skip to main content
5:30 pm
today, many of them caught a bus to get there. more than 400 students, kindergarten through fourth grade, returned to class for the first time since a gunman killed 20 of their classmates and six educators. they traveled to the nearby town of monroe, where a closed school was reopened for them and renamed "sandy hook elementary." we don't know whether this boy was signaling "peace" or "victory," but both seemed about sandy jim axelrod is in newtown for us tonight. bothporter: one police lieutenant here called the new school the safest school in poliica. in america, given all the precautions, kids being met by police officers as they got off the bus and headed into school; i.d. checks on any adult who got anywhere near the place. we sat down with the superintendent of schools, janet robinson, shortly after dismissal. >> thing >> the thing that had been missing at the new sandy hook location were the voices and the laughter of children. >> and that was there today. hookeporter: did you have any
5:31 pm
parents not able to just let the hand go? >> that's very hard. i... there were parents who wanted to put their child on the bus and just couldn't quite do it. so understandable. >> reporter: over the holidays, volunteers helped to make the new school feel like the old s hool. the students' own desks and chairs were moved. the hope was familiarity would bring comfort. i'm told one parent was watching their kid and said the kid really felt comfortable when they actually saw their old cubbyhole. >> those are the things they know. the children... children like things that are a routine they know, and they like the objects they know. >> reporter: there's no instruction manual for this, is there? >> i've said that a number of know likes lately. there's no instruction manual. >> reporter: so what has been aliding you? a what's in the best interest of the people.
5:32 pm
most importantly, what's in the best interest of the kids. >> reporter: is it possible for to you even get your arms around the idea that everything that's happened, and we're talking about not even three weeks yet? >> so much has happened in a short period of time that it seems much longer, so it's... it's still that nightmare we keep waiting to wake up from. >> reporter: how crucial was as a step in the journey? >> today was a major step in the aurney. it let parents feel reassured step ineir children were going to be able to go back to school, be able to enjoy the joys of childhood. a let the teachers know how strong they really are and that they could do it, too. h> reporter: all but 16 of the roughly 500 students at sandy hook elementary were in school today. we're told that's typical, given reporte sniffles and coughs and
5:33 pm
sickness in january. tud all but three teachers were y.ere-- two were sick. onlyone teacher, we're told, just wasn't ready yet, scott. e> pelley: jim, the school where the shootings occurred is still closed. i wonder what they think they're going to do with that. theeporter: you know, when you ask that question now, you hear hinkfollowing-- it hasn't even een three weeks yet, the tharintendent told us, and it's just too soon to get a sense that, if anything, will happen superihe old sandy hook elementary school, and whether or not any child will ever go to class there again. >> pelley: a new day there, jim. thanks very much. hi anyone knows what sandy hook children were going through today, it is the students who mrvived the massacre at columbine high school in littleton, colorado, nearly 14 years ago. they, of course, are grown up now, and ana werner talked to one of them. ana. >> reporter: scott, columbine high school was closed from the day of the shooting in april 1999 until august of that year,
5:34 pm
nd the reopening of that school capped a long recovery for at least one survivor, patrick freland. > there are a lot of challenges that went on in those weeks and f cths. i think the biggest aspect of it was just the love and support anm the community. th reporter: patrick ireland was om when he was shot. he became known as "the boy in landwindow." it took him three hours to get where. he crawled past dead classmates, despite gunshot wounds to his head and leg that left him ledtially paralyzed. >> there were a number of times deere i was just passing in and out of consciousness and wondering, you know, what was berng to happen next, if the gunmen would come back in. t> reporter: the library where he and other students were shot was torn down. applause ) ibur months passed before columbine students returned to their school. they turned it into a celebration. ireland was there. how important was that moment for you going back to that school? >> it was very important to be ce able to kind of regain control.
5:35 pm
for it was almost symbolic of, hey, this is one of the ways that i'm not going to let evil win. >> reporter: it was hard to trust people again? evi think being able to overcome an event like that, move on, there has to be some level of trust that you still put in people and in the human tirit. >> reporter: today, ireland is a director at a financial services company. spir he's married with a two-year-old daughter. but nothing can fully erase that april day 14 years ago. you carry that with you. ly every day. there's a lot of us that lived with those-- whether they're visible or not visible-- scars. there's the opportunity to move forward and to continue to live your life with courage and be able to still accomplish some great things. >> reporter: well, columbine high school is still closed on one day, april 20, the anniversary of the shooting. wellschool still has the same principal, and, scott, he told
5:36 pm
us recently it never really gets back to normal; you just have to create a new normal. >> pelley: ana, thanks very much. the new 113th congress convened today. in the house, the republican majority narrowly re-elected john boehner to a second term as speaker. boehner is the most powerful republican in government, but he re-eorely embarrassed two weeks ago when he couldn't persuade even his own party to back his fiscal cliff solution. boehner said today public life isn't supposed to be easy soing. toncy pelosi, leader of the democrats, presented him with the speaker's gavel. as you know, pelosi was the airst woman to be elected house theaker in 2007, and now today, the senate has made history with fircord number of women. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. y wreporter: when 13 new senators took the oath today, r:ve of them were woman. those five bring the rank of women senators to 20, fully one-
5:37 pm
fifth of a legislative body that was all male as recently as the 1970s. >> but the quality of these women is so incredible. as allorter: democrat heidi heitkamp is a new senator from north dakota. >> i'm hoping it will mean this dedy becomes more collaborative, more willing to compromise. dakoporter: the last time five women were elected to the senate co in 1992, and it was dubbed tehe year of the woman." maryland democrat barbara mikulski was one of them. >> it was forbidden for women to wear trousers on the senate em.or. rsen i stepped out in my slacks, you would have thought that i was walking on the moon. >> i really look forward to whrking with you. >> reporter: the new members will become part of a long- ntanding tradition. il the female senators from both parties get together for funch once a month to talk about policy and their personal lives. >> that's how you work with people. >> reporter: republican deb fischer is a new senator from nebraska. >> it doesn't matter if you're in the united states senate or
5:38 pm
if you have a job anywhere else, you work on the relationships by knowing the people you're with, what their interests are. >> reporter: it's a big shift from the first elected women senators. .attie wyatt caraway in 1931, and margaret chase smith in 1948, who had to go it alone. how long do you think it will take to get to 50 women senators? inti think we'll be able to do yois in less than 15 years. we're accepted. to know how to raise our money. thisnow how to raise hell. we know how to organize everything from grassroots all the way up. >> reporter: mikulski just became chair of the powerful grass roations committee, the first woman to hold that position. and, scott, over in the house of representatives, the number of women dipped two years ago, but as of today's swearing in, it is back up to 78, the all-time ver in >> pelley: nancy, thank you. 8, thnow, we noticed today that every member of the new
5:39 pm
hampshire delegation is a woman. hi they appeared last month at a un forum with the new governor, maggie hassan, who's on the th at next to her is ann mclane kuster and carol shea-porter, just elected to the house, joining senators kelly ayotte and jeanne shaheen. r:00d ber of the congress worked harder to get there today than republican senator mark kirk of illinois. one year ago, at the age of 52, he had a stroke, and it left him unable to walk and barely able oftalk. roke,spent months in an ndtensive rehabilitation program, learning to speak, marning to walk, and learning to climb steps again, all with one goal in mind. an to climb the 45 steps that my staff counted from the parking lot to the senate front door. >> pelley: and today he did. >> welcome back, man. ( cheers and applause ) >> pelley: with the help of vice president biden on his right and
5:40 pm
democratic senator joe manchin of west virginia on his left, mark kirk climbed those 45 steps of the u.s. capitol. or the junior senator from illinois, the most triumphant steps yet on a long road to recovery. also recovering this week from a blood clot in the head is hillary clinton. one day after she was released from a new york hospital, her effice said today that the secretary of state will be back e neork next week. there's a new report out about some of the most dangerous drivers on the road. at aun sales in california hit a record, but gun deaths are down. and thin ice forces two teens up a tree. what happened next when the cbs evening news continues. forces two teens up a tree. what happened next when the cbs evening news continues. [ nyquil bottle ] you know i relieve coughs, sneezing, fevers...
5:41 pm
[ tylenol [ tissue box ] he said nasal congestion. yeah...i heard him. [ female announcer ] tylenol® cold multi-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion. nyquil® cold and flu doesn't.
5:42 pm
relhelps provide many with, day and night relief of heartburn symptoms caused by acid reflux disease. there is risk of bone fracture, and low magnesium levels. side effects may include headache, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. call your doctor right away if you have persistent diarrhea. other serious stomach conditions may exist. don't take nexium if you take clopidogrel. ask your doctor if nexium, the purple pill, is right for you. find out how to save on nexium at [ coughs ] [ baby crying ] ♪ [ male announcer ] robitussin® liquid formula soothes your throat on contact and the active ingredient relieves your cough. robitussin®. don't suffer the coughequences™. mommy's having a french fry. yes she is, yes she is. [ bop ] [ male announcer ] could've had a v8. 100% vegetable juice, with three of your daily vegetable servings
5:43 pm
in every little bottle. five days later, i had a massive heart attack. bayer aspirin was the first thing the emts gave me. now, i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. [ woman ] learn from my story. >> pelley: gun sales in california are booming. more than 600,000 were sold in 2011, but by last year, sales had jumped to 817,000. that's an increase of 36%. dut we noticed that the number of people wounded by gunfire is dropping. so we asked ben tracy to find hat why. >> reporter: what has business been like? >> business has been hectic. >> reporter: aristotle rogel works at a gun store in burbank, california. walk-in business is up 20% this month. anny customers are buying more shan one gun.
5:44 pm
are your customers buying now because they're afraid they won't be able to buy later if there are new gun laws? >> absolutely. tock up. and hopefully, nothing happens. >> reporter: california gun ables have steadily risen from 350,000 in 2002 to last year's record. recently, some gun owners are become worried that president obama's reelection and the newtown shooting would lead to lyre gun control. relitary-style weapons have become pop f access roads available and water, gas, electricity. i wanted to give you a success story from our life lines council and that is right now pg&e is proposing a embarcadero portearo transition line for redundancy. as you know we are fed by three groups off the peninsula and loss of a substation in san francisco could create much instability and affect reliability of the
5:45 pm
system. embarcadero currently supplying power from the mid-market substations and through those soils. repair could take eight hours to several weeks. maintaining the embarcadero station is critical to the san francisco downtown and waterfront region. the system of reliability was raised during the study interview with pg&e in november 2011 and pg&e followed up with the council getting support to ada third connection to the embarcadero station with this going to the portero substation and improve system reliability particularly into the downtown area in a major earthquake and allow pg&e more flexibility with work and unexpected equipment outages. they gave three routes and options to provide feedback and you can see from the box, the
5:46 pm
green, red and blue routes so pg&e is continuing to work with the city and the project design and the approval process and hopes to begin work in 2014 or 2015. so looking ahead we will be completing the life line interdependences study in 2013. we are also in the process of developing a work program then. in the last meeting in september we asked participants to identify issues to all operators and for the city to develop the restoration plan and performance expectations, restoration priority and capability. we will select a few of these to work together on over the next year. we plan to have quarterly meetings and have them include educational component to help dwns the mutual knowledge and guide the work and continue to
5:47 pm
have robust exchanges among ourselves and the key agencies and cal-ema and fema and others providing resources post disaster so thank you. >> thank you very much. that was very informative. thank you. i would like to ask now john boseman to come join me who is the government affairs manager for boma and the mayor mentioned it early ye today. i think john has a one minute film he's going to show and he's also going to be -- as you know in each of the agenda's we ask a community partner to come up and do a brief presentation so we know what they're up to so john i turn it over to you. >> thank you. i appreciate it. happy friday afternoon. it's an honor to be here with so many
5:48 pm
distinguished city leaders. i am humbled and admiral thank you for your good work. it's an honor to be in the same room. who knows what this is? good. that sames me time. i'm here to talk about the importance of this room and building and the good work that we do, the building managers and downtown rises in downtown san francisco. i can't stress enough how our members feel the value this room brings to them and when the giants wins and the parade goes down montgomery room we will be in this room and our members that have jobs and will volunteer. why? because they see that value. the value is there is information that we can deliver and where we exist downtown mostly and information here at the city level that can be delivered to us and vice versa. that the absolute value
5:49 pm
of this room and i can't wait to be back here actually. how does this public-private partnership work? well, for us we started off with our members via emergency preparedness committee and there were many people and it's a hard subject to talk about and everybody is busy. they don't have a lot of time. they're managing buildings and dealing with things and it's tough but we managed to do it and only because sfpm, the police department, fire department and the mayor's office has helped us and jim where are you? he's the private sector liaison and thank you for all your har work. i appreciate it. i want to talk about the efficacy of this partnership. we hold a drill every year. and in two 000 at on california and
5:50 pm
2009 at ferry building and vacated it in the morning and when bart was going to strike and we were ready and ten on mid-market and this year two fire drills and the chief's wife is here and her team was spectacular and the they had two drills and i will show you a video in a minute. why do we do that? why do we have our member dos that? because we want to test that response plan because it's no good on paper unless you test it and we do that. we run drills and it takes about a drill to do, to plan. we work with the public sector agency and it was the fire department and next year alsolet fire department and we had drills with the police department swat and a day long drill and you name the emergency we probably planned for it, and i am not here to brag. i am here to
5:51 pm
tell you these drills help and we can't do that without the city and our members get the lessons from that drill. anyway i won't take too much more of your time. again i am honored to be here. this is a video of the drill and it's somewhat funny -- and a seminar we put on (siren). (music). "fire". "fire". "fire". "woo, woo, woo" "fire". "when you walk and talk really
5:52 pm
sets me off and wild child". >> "yes she does". >> and sleep and cheat and there is a slow chance, baby, baby". "so this way and excited now". "push, push -- let me know -- >> "fire". "fire". >> that was something that we did for a seminar and speaker reference but that's what we did this year and we have learned so much. thank you to the fire department. we really appreciate that partnership and i will end this with go giants and thank you for your time. [applause] >> thank you so much. that was
5:53 pm
very lively. i like that. now the next item on our agenda -- we're almost through folks. any announcements by disaster council members? anything pressing? okay. awesome. is there any general public comment ? hearing none i would like to thank you all for coming. remind you that we are having a little reception for admiral bitoff over here. please check out his plaque after you have cake with us and thank you very much and go giants. [applause] >> >> >>
5:54 pm
5:55 pm
5:56 pm
5:57 pm
5:58 pm
5:59 pm

CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
CBS January 3, 2013 5:30pm-6:00pm PST

News/Business. Scott Pelley. (2013) New. (CC) (Stereo)

TOPIC FREQUENCY Pelley 6, Us 5, California 5, Scott 4, Embarcadero 2, San Francisco 2, Illinois 2, Nexium 2, Boehner 2, Sandy 2, Nasal 2, Jim 2, Ireland 2, Newtown 1, Littleton 1, Poliica 1, America 1, Sandy Hook 1, Marning 1, Hool 1
Network CBS
Duration 00:29:59
Scanned in San Francisco, CA, USA
Source Comcast Cable
Tuner Channel 109 (705 MHz)
Video Codec mpeg2video
Audio Cocec ac3
Pixel width 1920
Pixel height 1080
Sponsor Internet Archive
Audio/Visual sound, color

disc Borrow a DVD of this show
info Stream Only
Uploaded by
TV Archive
on 1/4/2013